Ruffle up! You are in for a wavy ride!

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“When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.” — Caitlin Moran


Trending Paint the Town Red

Hi everyone!  Hope you’re having a great week so far!

It’s sunny, bright, and warm here!  Taking advantage of the gorgeous weather, I turned to my shorts and a ruffle top for comfort and ease.

In a bright red hue with a tiered silhouette and high neckline, layers of ruffles, incredible movement… the perfect top for spring and summer!  And actually, also for fall and winter (can’t wait to restyle it in a few months). It’s great with shorts, skirts and jeans. You name it, it’s truly one of my favorite shirts.

I recently wrote a blog post about lace and its timeless beauty and elegance. Today I take my fashion journey to the romantic sea of ruffles. This top by Y.A.S covered in them it’s perfect for special date nights when romance is called for, and it adds plenty of swishy appeal to your wardrobe too! 

Did you think that ruffles and frills were for childhood birthday parties only? Think again…

As they are back (not the Gremlins the ruffles!)…It started with flutter sleeves, then graduated to peplums and now, ruffles are out in full force for Summer 2017. Ruffles were one of the key trends at fashion month forming all-over cascading tiers, adoring many off-the-shoulder necklines, covering hemlines, sleeves, skirts, blouses and even jackets and pant legs that you will see in my upcoming blog posts. There was plenty of frills at shows like Michael Kors or Mulberry and those don’t limit its existence to just clothing but covers our bags, belts and even shoes. Have a cheeky peek at one of my latest posts featuring a number of Mulberry ruffled styles.

Sure, we all know that ruffles are very romantic and add feminine charm to our wardrobes, but they also can add a sense of drama that makes for a perfect evening look.

The most pressing question about ruffled fashion is how you wear it?

With confidence!

 

Ruffle detail has the ability to turn the most basic and plain of pieces into something extraordinary – you can add a ruffle detail to the sleeve of the most basic white t-shirt and the effect will be romantic and eye-catching. You can also experiment more wildly with layering (another trend of the moment) ruffled tops over plain dresses, exaggerated sleeves (as presented in my recent blog post “Morning meets evening: Bond style Wool cape & Midi Dress With Structured Fluted Sleeves”) for a more dynamic look that is also incredibly office-appropriate.

Ruffles act as their own accessory, so there’s no need to cover yourself with jewels. If they’re snaking around your neck or cascading down your shoulder, pull your hair back in a sleek style so it doesn’t interfere. These go nicely with pumps or sandals in a complementary—yet not matching-color.

Tres chic!

I kept the rest of my look simple with plain black Zara shorts, classic Louboutin Vinodo patent leather shoes, Swarovski earrings and a bracelet. I also wore a pair of Mulberry flip flops purely for comfort as that’s what one should do when you go for a walk into the fields.

I’m madly in love with these Louboutin shoes, timeless class. Soft round toe that adds a flirtatious curve to this classic patent court shoe, V-cut vamp and a signature handmade bow detail. It has an understated elegance.  This style is also available in Nude colour and because I have been obsessing about this particular design I have also purchased a pair of Louboutin patent pumps (also available in Nude)!

After discovering the world of Louboutin shoes only about 6 – 7 years ago I became obsessed with collecting them. The leg-lengthening effect, the final polish to complete an outfit, the quiet sophistication of the red sole, I absolutely love a great pair of Louboutin!  

I’m a perfectionist at heart and don’t like to disappoint others, so as you can imagine, I was pacing back and forth in my walk-in wardrobe trying to figure out what to do with the pairings. I wanted to create a day look that really highlighted the glamor of the red sole, but at the same time, has a casual chic vibe.  I do hope you enjoy this outfit.

 

OUTFIT DETILS

Top: Y.A.S Tall Ruffle Top

Shorts: Zara (old)

Shoes: Christian Louboutin Vinodo Patent | Mulberry flip flops (2016)

Bag: Tommy Hilfiger Leather Sadle

Accessories: Christian Louboutin So Tango Velvet Matte Lip Colour|Swarovski Dot Ruby Red Crystal Pendant Earrings (2016)

 

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104 Comments

  • Reply
    citybrewed
    September 25, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Ahhh love how you styled this top. So beautiful for the new season!

    xx
    Ellie
    http://www.citybrewed.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      September 26, 2017 at 2:45 pm

      thanks Ellie! I love your post about The New York Coffee Festival! It made my day xx

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    Angelie Pangilinan
    August 9, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    I really like the black and red combination! <3

    Angelie // How to Wear Oversized Clothes

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      Elegant Duchess
      August 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thank you lovely. Love your post about oversized clothes! Xoxo

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    Victoria Kirton
    July 21, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Oh wow, this outfit is beautiful <3 I love it!

    https://victorialouisekblogs.blogspot.co.uk/

    Victoria

    X

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Thank you. Xo

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    Jenn Pereira
    July 19, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Red is always classy. I would definitely wear that. You look gorgeous on that outfit.

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    Zainab
    July 18, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Gorgeous top – red really suits you 🙂

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    Tiara Wilson
    July 18, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    This is such a cute red ruffle top! <3

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    Julia Elizabeth
    July 18, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Omg that quote resonated with me so much!! Absolutely LOVE your outfit <3

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    Julie Syl
    July 18, 2017 at 4:00 am

    What a gorgeous outfit! I totally love it and the color is perfect to your skin as well! Sometimes, I’m also obsessed with ruffles style.

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 18, 2017 at 8:14 pm

      Thank you lovely xo

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    thestylesynapse
    July 18, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Beautiful ruffle top, and I love how you paired it with the bag!

    Catherine X
    http://www.thestylesynapse.com

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    Hira
    July 17, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    You have a really nice fashion sense , i love wearing ruffles as i am super skinny it gives a bit weight to my body

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Hun. Love your blog xx

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    darlingceo
    July 17, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! I have been looking for a ruffle top! I love how you put this outfit together.

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you lovely xo

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    ashunexpected
    July 17, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    Pairing the flouncy top with structured shorts was a great call. And who doesn’t love those shoes? Classic look with a modern twist, very nice!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 18, 2017 at 8:17 pm

      Thank you lovely. I love your post about the coffee shop! Xx

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    Sandra - More Style Than Fashion
    July 17, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    What a wonderful sunny day!
    This red colored top is just perfect!

    Have a wonderful week!

    x Sandra

    http://www.morestylethanfashion.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 18, 2017 at 8:24 pm

      Love your blog and thank you lovely xx

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    prasna
    July 17, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Wow Ruffles. of course they are like a piece of jewelry. You look very very confident. I love those earrings too. You have a good sense of ‘Dolling up’. Wish i had it!!!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 18, 2017 at 8:25 pm

      Thank you Hun, loved your blog xo

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    Jane
    July 17, 2017 at 9:52 am

    I loved everything about this outfit… the colors blended together perfectly… red looks super Elegant (see what i did there) on you… great post.. <3

    https://www.dailylifetalk.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 18, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you lovely, I think your last post is spot on! Xo

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    Mariluz
    July 17, 2017 at 6:21 am

    Hi sweetie,
    the outfit is unbelievable beautiful and you look gorgeous on every single picture
    enjoy the week,
    Mariluz
    https://www.thegoldenjournal.com/blog/2017/7/14/topshop-boots

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    Esther
    July 16, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    This ruffle top is so pretty. I know how easy it is to become a Christian Louboutin addict, I collect them to.
    Have a nice Sunday.

    Love, Esther
    https://lifestyle-tale.com

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    Jiashinlee
    July 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    This is absolutely stunning, love how you mange to carry out the red color!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 16, 2017 at 4:46 pm

      thank you and really enjoyed your lobster post! xx

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    Nati
    July 16, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    I love the ruffles and the bright color! You look fantastic 🙂
    Nati xx
    http://www.simplyartdicted.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      thank you 🙂

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    lewis
    July 15, 2017 at 8:08 am

    You look so nice. I love your ruffle top

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    Catvills
    July 15, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I love this outfit. Early this year, there was a trend for bell sleeves. I got a few pieces of them and now I think it is trending towards tops with ruffles and floral printed maxi dresses. I’m loving it! Thanks for the style inspiration!

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    Len Parent
    July 14, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    You look absolutely FABULOUS!! Love your shades babe!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com
    XO

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you, love your blog, ruffles everywhere ! Xx

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    gypsymims
    July 14, 2017 at 1:50 am

    I’m obsessed with this outfit! The color looks amazing on you!! Sending hugs!!

    Mims
    https://lifewithmims.wordpress.com/

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    Carmelatte
    July 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    What a feminine lovely top! I am in love! Thinking of getting the same one <3

    Carmelatte

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    sepatuholig
    July 13, 2017 at 8:07 am

    Such a great ruffles!!!!
    http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com
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      Elegant Duchess
      July 13, 2017 at 7:07 pm

      Thanks Hun, great jumpsuit post

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    Mr Amodu
    July 13, 2017 at 6:50 am

    The outfit is just wow. I’m already in love with the nature places in the city.

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 13, 2017 at 7:08 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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    Emely
    July 13, 2017 at 3:44 am

    I like this outfit with the closed pumps. I don’t think I’d wear it with the type of open toe shoes you used here. However the top is gorgeous and I do think it’s a staple of the season.

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    Rina
    July 12, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    Absolutely loving several aspects of that top! The tiered ruffles, the high neck and the shade of red that it is! Red is one of my favorite colors on but I don’t wear it enough!

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm

      Thank you lovely. I really like your blog, stunning scenery, photos and yourself of course. Xx

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    Pam
    July 12, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Oh this top is just gorgeous!
    Lovely look hun <3

    http://www.pamelayaquelin.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 13, 2017 at 7:14 pm

      Thank you 🙂

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    Soks Kata
    July 12, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Great post dear,thank you for sharing!
    https://soksfashion.blogspot.ba/

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    Keri
    July 12, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    This is so gorgeous omg!

    Enclothed Cognition

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 8:08 pm

      Thank you! Lovely trip with your parents, really enjoyed reading your post xx

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    Jessi Malay
    July 12, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    This outfit is too glam for the park girl, you belong somewhere in Hollywood! Haha so gorgeous babe <3

    XO, Jessi
    http://www.mywhitet.com/pom-poms-tassels/

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 8:18 pm

      Ah thank you lovely! I love you selection of Pom poms! Xoxo

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    Emily
    July 12, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    You look so chic! I love the red top with black shorts, stunning!

    • Reply
      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 8:37 pm

      Thanks Hun. I love your post about urban decay xx

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    Shivi
    July 12, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    I am totally in love with your red ruffle top, it’s so gorgeous! Liked the classy combo of black and red on you 🙂

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      thank you. I really like your post about arranged marriages. very educational. xx

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    Pia
    July 12, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    You pull off this top so well! I love that the colour matches your bag and the location is super pretty too!

    xx Pia
    http://gymbagsandjetlags.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      thank you hun xx

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    Carol Cassara
    July 12, 2017 at 2:42 pm

    I just love how sophisticated this outfit looks! The red blouse is stunning and it’s stylish as well. I am so in love with ruffles this season!

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:05 pm

      thank you! great post yourself xx

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    fashion&makeup
    July 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    the whole styling is great. You have a beautiful red blouse:)

    http://fashionmakeup-czarnulaxyz.blogspot.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:10 pm

      thank you, I really like your last post, beautiful off shoulder top. xx

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    Rena
    July 12, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    No wonder this is one of your favourite blouses as you look fantastic in this piece! I really like how combined it with the classy rest of the look. Personally I’m happy that ruffles at the moment are so in trend 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Rena 🙂 I love your post about D&G bag! xx

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        Rena
        July 15, 2017 at 10:59 pm

        Thanks a lot, your feedback makes me absolutely happy <3 xx

  • Reply
    Patricia
    July 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    I love red and you look gorgeous in those photographs!!
    Wish you a great day
    xx

    https://thathappymess.com/

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    simplementlui
    July 12, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    In one word … lovely 😉 With a few more … a great outfit, again … not far from red and black for the colors (depending of the light as I think it’s more pink than red this time) but it matches the analogy with Louboutin 😉 You’re pure class and I like that 😉

    https://4highheelsfans.wordpress.com/2017/07/06/summer-queens/

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    Lizzie Swain
    July 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

    You look amazing! I love the ruffles
    xx

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      thanks hun, tried to open your link but I get error messages 🙁

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    kickstart123
    July 12, 2017 at 10:02 am

    like the bright colour choices with ruffle top!! it reminds me of my frill frock:-)

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    Lien
    July 12, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Beautiful pictures, beautiful clothes!

    • Reply
      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:24 pm

      thank you lovely. love your travel blog. look forward to more adventures. xx

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    Eni Abeni
    July 12, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Red is a color that I like so much. Red is perfect on you outfit and I’m really in love with your ruffle’s shirt!!!
    Don’t miss my last outfit, now on my blog! Kisses from Italy and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

    Eniwhere Fashion
    How to wear a kimono dress

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      thank you lovely! I love your last post, you look stunning in that kimono dress. xx

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    Maru Conti
    July 12, 2017 at 4:13 am

    The bag is so pretty!

    https://brightdecember.blogspot.com/

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    North + South + Navy
    July 12, 2017 at 3:49 am

    That top is lovely! The red pops so well!

    xo,

    North + South + Navy

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    Ellese
    July 12, 2017 at 3:19 am

    Red is totally your color, babe! I love that red, ruffled top. It is gorgeous and a piece that is super versatile. Thanks for sharing! XO, Ellese

    Rock.Paper.Glam.

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    gloryofthesnowblog
    July 12, 2017 at 2:08 am

    This top is gorgeous and I love your Louboutin shoes! It’s such a great idea to include a video in your post, you are indeed wearing your ruffles with confidence! Stunning photography as well! xx

    http://www.gloryofthesnow.com/

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 12, 2017 at 9:33 pm

      thanks hun! dress over jeans post is brilliant xx

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    Leta
    July 12, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Beautiful! Ruffles are so trendy this season!

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    carmelhelen
    July 12, 2017 at 12:10 am

    Wow you look amazing! I’m not really a ruffles person, I was actually was more impressed with the casual but gorgeous sandals in the first few photos, I need a pair!

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    Sarah Wells
    July 11, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Wow

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    Paul Fuggle
    July 11, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Great photos – great legs – great outfit

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    tiffanytales
    July 11, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    You look so lovely. Red really suits you x

    Tiffany Tales | Lifestyle & Beauty

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    Andrea
    July 11, 2017 at 7:07 pm

    This ruffle shirt is too pretty. this color match so perfect to your skin tone and your hair color. Love it.

    Have a wonderful day my dear.

    xx, Andrea – Strawberriesn ‘n’ Champagne
    http://www.strawberriesnchampagne.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm

      Thank you Hun! It really makes my day reading all the lovely comments. I really enjoyed reading your review xo

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    Kat
    July 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    The ruffles and the shorts paired together really creates an elegant look! I love this!

    http://www.satinandpeachblog.wordpress.com

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    The Fashion Folks
    July 11, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    That top is so chic!! Love a good statement top and all the ruffles are so chic. Love this! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:36 pm

      Thank you lovely! I really enjoyed browsing through your outfit ideas. Xx

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    Kim Vo
    July 11, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    I love the ruffles! The red makes the outfit really romantic.

    Kim
    Simply Lovebirds

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      great blog post about drinking water! I definitely need a reminder!

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    the pink pineapple
    July 11, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Beautiful post i love shirt
    The Pink Pineapple
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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:39 pm

      Thank you! I enjoyed your latest from the cat walk. Xx

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    Mary
    July 11, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    I am absolutely in love with that top! It looks super fab on you. And the Loubs are dreamy!! I am so happy you found my blog because now I am following yours! :):) Can’t wait to read more posts.
    xxoo
    Mary
    http://www.BelleOnTrend.com

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    Maria
    July 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Śliczny strój a modelka piękna.

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    Sarah M
    July 11, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Hello,

    Wow, amazing pics !

    Sarah, https://sarahmodeeee.blogspot.fr

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you. I love you Louboutin shoes! Dazzling! Xx

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    Rach
    July 11, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    That ruffled top is gorgeous! Love the color and style!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you xx

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    Monica . Mes Voyages à Paris
    July 11, 2017 at 11:27 am

    In love with the entire outfit!! So elegant!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: LACE DRESS & LA VIBES…

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you beautiful xoxo

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    La Bijoux Bella| by mia
    July 11, 2017 at 8:32 am

    Bonjour Gorgeous, I love ruffles, it’s the sweetest and cute look when paired with a pair of shorts. You always look fabulous no matter what you choose to put on! 🙂

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Ah thank you lovely for your kind words, you always put a smile on my face. Xx

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    laurajaneatelier
    July 11, 2017 at 8:22 am

    You look so glam, I love your ruffle top
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

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      Elegant Duchess
      July 11, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Thank you, I’m currently obsessed with ruffles! Xx

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